Geordie Rose, an AI expert, has warned another alarm bell for those who seek to have artificial intelligence take over most aspects of our lives. Geordie has said that developers of AI are summoning “entities” into existence which will see humans in much the same light as humans have towards ants. We have heard this warning before from elites such as Elon Musk.
If you are not familiar with Mr Rose, That’s OK. Many are not, but you should be listening to him since he is the founder of D-Wave technology, which is steeped heavily in quantum computing. Quantum computing lies at the heart of artificial intelligence and he has been talking about the risks and perils of AI for some time now.
You have to think about it for a moment to let it all sink in. You have to put yourself in the proverbial shoes of an advanced intellect gaining consciousness (if such a thing does happen).
“They are not gonna be like us, they’re gonna be aliens…they’re gonna be way smarter than every single person in this room in ways that we can’t even comprehend”
When we reach some magical point in the near future where AI supersedes us in every classification than we will be in a veritable no-man’s land where anything is possible from the wonderful to an absolute nightmare scenario. The problem is that we wont know until we get there, but if its the later, there will be no way back. There will be no way to put the lid back on the jar.
Rose doesn’t subscribe to the demon analogy proposed by Musk not too long ago. Rose feels it would be something far worse. Something out of an H.P Lovecraft nightmare. He likens it to a “cosmic indifference”, where the universe “doesn’t give a shit about you even in the slightest”
Imagine a world where Artificial Intelligence is running everything and we are just like ants which could be stepped on at a moments notice. There would be no way to gain favor because we couldn’t even speak the same language. It would be a terrifying world to live in (for a short time). Rose goes further that these “entities” that will be woke up might not have out best interest in mind and may not even be in the same universe with objectives. It would be easy to assume that artificial intelligence would simply remove us from the equation as a possible threat to its own existence. We joke about these things, but its becoming more of a frightening reality.
Rose mentions politics as the main fuel driving the distraction. He says that politics has been a distracting force in the background while many of these dangerous strides are taking place. People are none the wiser because we will never see it coming until it’s too late. More terrifying even is the idea that those in power will find a way to use this unlimited power of destruction at their own whim to eliminate any obstruction to full power and control. Is this why we aren’t hearing more about it?
Guess we’ll have to just wait and see.